Climate change is causing weather patterns to become more and more extreme and unpredictable. Rising sea levels and heavy rainfall will cause large-scale city flooding. Some countries - like Mauritius might disappear altogether. The economic costs are huge.
The Central Bank of Thailand has revised down it its growth rate from 4.1 to 2.6% because of the flooding in Bangkok which has destroyed businesses, homes and livelihoods. In Europe, heavy rainfall is blamed for car pile-ups in Genoa (photo below) and Britain's worst road accident in years.